Emergency Medical Technician

Think fast, because LIVES are going to depend on you! Get ready to learn the life-saving skills to begin a Life.Changing. Career in Emergency Medical Services!

Campus Ottumwa Campus 
Centerville Campus
Entry Term Fall and Spring Terms: Emergency Medical Technician
Fall Only: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Length of Program Emergency Medical Technician: 2 Terms (6 Months)
Advanced EMT: 2 Terms (6 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Emergency Medical Technician: Certificate
Advanced EMT: Certificate

 

The sounds of a siren and flashing red and blue lights are your call to action! These programs are not for the faint of heart! Contrary to popular belief, we are not just ambulance drivers. These careers require a high level of dedication and a strong passion to help others. Often working in dynamic and extreme conditions, EMS professionals provide life-saving interventions to sick and injured patients.  EMTs respond to a variety of incidents and bring with them the necessary equipment to begin treatment of medical and traumatic conditions while transporting patients to the hospital to receive ongoing care. We are often the first medical providers seen when people have an acute, life-threatening condition. Our education and scope of practice allows us to do a lot of amazing things, and we do it all with little thanks and little reward; but, we do it for the right reasons. If you’re up for the challenge, this will be one of the most Life.Changing. careers you will ever experience! 

 

What you will learn:
  • Assessment of ill and injured patients
  • Emergency intervention and treatment for a variety of medical and traumatic incidents
  • Critical thinking and application in dynamic situations
  • Independent and small group work
  • In-depth knowledge of the human body

 

Which Path Will You Choose?

It’s your education. Choose your own path. We’re right behind you every step of the way!

Emergency Medical Technician

Certificate

Emergency Medical Technician program prepares the student to be an EMT. This two-term program is comprised of classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences that provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and skills to function in a pre-hospital or hospital emergency situation. Students successfully completing the program will receive an Emergency Medical Technician certificate and be prepared to take the NREMT certification exam.

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The EMS Department also offers two additional programs every other year or as interest dictates. Contact Josh to check for program availability.

Emergency Medical Responder

Certificate

The Emergency Medical Responder program prepares the student to be an EMR. This one-term program is comprised of classroom and laboratory experiences that provide the student with the basic knowledge and skills to function in an emergency situation. Students will learn to perform basic interventions with minimal equipment while awaiting EMS response and to assist higher-level personnel. Students successfully completing the program will receive an Emergency Medical Responder certificate and be prepared to take the NREMT certification exam.

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Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Certificate

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician program prepares the student to be an Advanced EMT. This two-term program is comprised of classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences that provide the student with the Advanced EMS knowledge and skills to function in a pre-hospital or hospital emergency situation. Students successfully completing the program will receive an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certificate and be prepared to take the NREMT certification exam.

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Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out more information below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as an Ambulance Crew Member, Emergency Room Technician, or Medical Response Team Member!

 

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Emergency Medical Technician Program Outcomes:

  NREMT Cognitive
(1st attempt)
NREMT Practical Retention Job Placement
2018 2/6 4/4 56% 100%
2017 6/7 6/7 58% 100%
2016 5/9 9/9 75% 100%
2015 4/7 6/6 66% 100%

 

CoAEMSP Accreditation requires each program to post and maintain three years of test score, program retention rates, and positive job placement for graduates. Information above reflects scores for students graduating and testing in each calendar year. The Job Placement rate reflects those students who have graduated from the program and achieved employment.

CONTACT US

Not sure if you want to start the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician or Emergency Medical Technician? Maybe you want more details about transferring your associate credits to a four-year school once you’re done? Don’t stress. Just ask Josh!

Joshua Hemminger, BA, EMT-P, EMS, Program Director, Emergency Medical Services
[email protected]
(641)683-5122 or (800)726-2585 x5122